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Canadian Male Convicted by A Federal Jury Of Assult on a Federal Officer

Canadian Male Convicted by A Federal Jury Of Assult on a Federal Officer
BUFFALO, N.Y.--U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that a federal jury in Buffalo has convicted Jordan Hidalgo, 23, of Fort Erie, Canada, of assault on a federal officer with physical contact causing bodily injury. The defendant faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison, a fine of $250,000 or both when sentenced. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Wei Xiang and George C. Burgasser, who handled the prosecution of the case, stated that the defendant was initially indicted in April 2011 along with five others and charged with violent crimes in aid of racketeering and other charges.

Arizona Man pleads guilty to Conspiracy to Possess and Distribute Marijuana

Arizona Man pleads guilty to Conspiracy to Possess and Distribute Marijuana
ROCHESTER, N.Y.--U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announces that Manuel Montes Espinoza, 37, of Tucson, Arizona, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Frank P. Geraci to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute, marijuana. The charges carry a mandatory minimum sentence of five years in prison, a maximum of 40 years, a fine of $5,000,000 or both. Assistant U.S.

Injury Accident-Ridge Road Town of Hartland UPDATED

Injury Accident-Ridge Road Town of Hartland UPDATED

Hartland, NY - On 09/29/14 at 1709 hours Niagara County Sheriff's Dispatchers received several 911 phone calls reporting a motor vehicle accident in the 9400 block of Ridge Road. Patrols and EMS arrived and located a single motor vehicle accident with one male occupant, identified as Steven R. Churchfield, 48 years old, of Medina. It was determined the vehicle was east on Ridge Road when the driver failed to negotiate a curve in the road.

 

Tonawanda Male charged with Production of Child Pornography

Tonawanda Male charged with Production of Child Pornography
Buffalo, N.Y.--U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Jason M. Smith, 34, of Tonawanda, NY, has been arrested and charged by criminal complaint with production of child pornography and possession of child pornography. The charges carry a maximum penalty of 30 years in prison, a fine of $250,000, or both. Assistant U.S. Attorney S. Allen, Jr., who is handling the case, stated that, according to the complaint, on April 11, 2014, the Lancaster Police Department executed a search warrant at Smith’s residence on Byron Avenue in Tonawanda. During the search, officers seized an external hard drive.

Buffalo Woman Sentenced Conspiracy to Distribute

Buffalo Woman Sentenced Conspiracy to Distribute

     BUFFALO, N.Y. -- U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced  that Mary Moran, 51, of Buffalo, N.Y., who was convicted of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute fentanyl, was sentenced to one year in prison by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara.

 

         Assistant U.S. Attorney Mary Catherine Baumgarten, who handled the case, stated that between September 2012 and May 2013, the defendant conspired with others to distribute fentanyl, a Schedule II controlled. Mary Moran sold her prescription fentanyl patches to Barbara Moran, who then sold those fentanyl patches and other controlled substances, from her residence at 93 Pulaski Street in Buffalo. Some of those sales were made to law enforcement officers acting in an undercover capacity. 

 

Arrest Announcement Town of Niagara Burglary

Arrest Announcement Town of Niagara Burglary

Sheriff James R. Voutour announces the arrest of Garrett M. Schinabeck, 31, of the Town of Niagara. The arrest followed an investigation, conducted by the Niagara County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Bureau, into a burglary that took place on September 5th, 2014, at a location on Hyde Park Boulevard.  Schinabeck was
arrested on one count of Burglary 3rd, a D Felony and arraigned in the Town of
Niagara Court.  Bail was set at $5000/$10000 and a return court date was set for October 2, at 6:00 pm.    

Underage Alcohol Enforcement Detail

Underage Alcohol Enforcement Detail

 On 09/25/2014 from 16:00 hrs - 21:00 hrs, the Niagara County Sheriff's Office, NY State Police, and NY State Liquor Authority did a joint underage alcohol enforcement detail throughout Niagara County. During this detail, twenty-six convenience stores were checked by Deputies, Troopers, and State Liquor Authority agents utilizing underage operatives. Twenty-five stores successfully denied the underage operatives alcohol and one allowed the operatives to purchase alcohol. Arrested during this detail was Darian M. Garbacz, 20, of Lockport, an employee of 7-11 on Davison Road Lockport. Garbacz is due in the City of Lockport Court on October 1st. Garbacz was charged with Unlawfully Dealing with a Child 1st degree and Prohibited Sales, which are both misdemeanors.